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Perez returns; Herrera may be out
Salvador Perez had two hits in his return to the Royals Tuesday, Sam Mellinger reports. The Royals beat the Rockies 3-2 and are 1 1/2 games out in the wild card, but the team may be losing Kelvin Herrera for a time to injury.
Yoder faces Q’s at town hall
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder answered questions at a town hall hosted by The Star. Yoder was asked multiple questions about Trump’s performance and health care, but he also fielded questions about LGBT rights, the war in Afghanistan and other topics, Bryan Lowry and Lindsay Wise report.
Funeral plans for slain officer
Funeral arrangements have been made for Thomas Orr, Toriano Porter reports. Orr, a Lee’s Summit police officer, was shot and killed Sunday at a Westport restaurant when off duty.
Family rescued during flood
After eight hours on the roof of their home, an Overland Park family was rescued by private citizens who drove a truck with 52-inch tires through the high water, Rick Montgomery reports. “The family was very thankful … and hungry,” said Cyrus Dawson, one of the good Samaritans.
Greitens stays execution
The Star’s editorial board praised Gov. Eric Greitens for staying the execution of Marcellus Williams, convicted of killing Lisha Gayle. Williams’ attorneys say new testing revealed another person’s DNA on the murder weapon.